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Having a Chief Justice who would prefer the injustice...

...of keeping innocent people behind bars is a mockery of the very "system" he wants to protect.

Interestingly...

The 11 FISA judges, chosen from throughout the federal bench for seven-year terms, are all appointed by the chief justice. In fact, every FISA judge currently serving was appointed by Roberts, who will continue making such appointments until he retires or dies. FISA judges don’t need confirmation — by Congress or anyone else.

No other part of U.S. law works this way. The chief justice can’t choose the judges who rule on health law, or preside over labor cases, or decide software patents. But when it comes to surveillance, the composition of the bench is entirely in his hands, and, as a result, so is the extent to which the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation can spy on citizens.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/05/d...

It's very scary that someone who unshamedly prefers to keep innocent people imprisoned for the sake of the "established system" would have such a role as he does when it comes to the surveillance leviathan.